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When Do Personal Injury Cases Go to Trial?

Most people imagine major courtroom trials with a judge and jurors when they picture a personal injury case. While a trial is a possibility, it is not a probability. The vast majority of Virginia’s personal injury claims never see the inside of a courtroom. They successfully settle during the pre-trial negotiation stage instead. If you… read more

What Is an Injury Demand Letter?

If someone else’s negligence caused your injury in Virginia, you have the right to bring a claim against that party for damages, or financial compensation. The step that initiates your claim is filing the injury demand letter. You will send a letter describing your accident and demanding compensation to the insurance company of the allegedly… read more

What to Expect During Your First Meeting With a Personal Injury Attorney

After an accident injures you in Virginia, one of the most important things to do is schedule a free meeting with a Richmond personal injury lawyer near you. Most injury attorneys offer free initial consultations, where they will evaluate the facts of your case, answer any legal questions you have and let you know if… read more

What Is a Contingency Fee Agreement?

How someone will pay for a lawyer during an injury claim is a common concern. The average accident victim has thousands of dollars in medical expenses, along with being unable to work due to the injury. It may be impossible for the victim to afford attorney’s fees on top of accident-related expenses. Fortunately, most personal… read more

Will my personal injury case pay for my car damage?

At Christina Pendleton & Associates, we assist in the swift resolution of personal injury claims involving automobile accidents every day.  Working your case includes confirming treatment, gathering medical bills and records, accounting for non-economic damages like pain and suffering, inconvenience etc.  But what about your vehicle and property damage claims? Personal injury firms typically do… read more

What You Need To Know About Virginia Med Pay

If you have been wondering what protections Virginia med pay affords you, or simply what it is- we have the answer. Auto accidents are the leading cause of serious bodily injury in the United States today. Given the rising costs of health insurance, more and more people are injured who do not possess the financial… read more

What to Know Before You Talk to a Claims Adjuster

What do you do when you’re asked by a claims adjuster to give a recorded statement? After getting in an accident a claims adjusters may contact you and request a recorded interview about the accident. These interviews are called recorded statements. Although this may seem like no cause for concern, what you say might be… read more

Can a Pre-Existing Condition Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

If you get into an accident as someone with a pre-existing condition or injury, this could complicate your insurance claim. Insurance companies are notorious for making it more difficult for clients with pre-existing conditions to recover fair compensation. You have the right to obtain fair damages, however, even with existing medical problems. Protect these rights… read more

Can a Personal Injury Case Ever Be Reopened?

The conclusion of your personal injury case may be something you welcome with relief. If your claim succeeded, you will finally receive a check to cover your health care expenses and other losses from an accident. What if, however, your injuries worsen after you settle? Can you reopen your personal injury case? The short answer… read more

How to Prove Negligence Was the Cause of Your Injury

If you were injured in an accident in Virginia, you will need to prove negligence to recover compensation, in most cases. Negligence is an important legal doctrine you must understand before you begin an injury claim. It will be up to you to establish someone else’s negligence using clear and convincing evidence. Proving negligence is… read more